Don Grundy

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Location: Liberty, MO
Country: USA

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IRENE Slate Creek Dulcimers Cynthia Wigington Bob Reinsel Stewart McCormick Dan Christine Shoemaker Linda Jo brockinton Dusty Turtle Robin Clark marg Gail Webber john lashley Ken Hulme Mary MacGowan Charles Thomas Jan Potts Lisa Golladay

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All alone out here trying to learn. Thankful for the Prairie Dulcimer Club.
The picture is of my Cedar Creek Walnut Classic Petite dulcimer.

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Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "e-bow":
"I feel an affinity for my dulcimers. I don’t play that well but I think we belong together."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 5 days ago
@don-grundy is now following @irene
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Gimme a call. My wife is right. I have at least two lifetimes supplies of most of the materials and hooks."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer app":
"Have my feather dulcimer in my lap now."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer app":
"Thank you!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer app":
"Did you get the free PanoTuner?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer app":
"I use Cleartune on my IPhone."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"At 72 my hands are really important. My Zen moments are playing my dulcimers and harmonicas and tying flies."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"My wife; the art teacher has always used super glue."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Every day is a gift: celebrate."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @lisavb: You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Relaxing playlist on ITUNES ":
"THANK YOU! The album is on ITUNES and I downloaded it and created a special “Dulcimer Relaxer” playlist."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Relaxing playlist on ITUNES ":
"First thing in the morning I put on a hymn or relaxing piano playlist on my IPhone. Do you know of a relaxing CD or playlist on ITunes or Spotify that is..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "NDD (New Dulcimer Day) Thread - Let's See Them":
"It’s a beauty! Celebrate!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bending strings ":
"Thank you."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Bending strings ":
"Any hints; particularly at 1/2."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "To remove one string or not to remove, that’s the question":
"Silverstrings, How do you tune your dulcimers?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @silverstrings: To remove one string or not to remove, that’s the question
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hog-Eyed Man playing Flight of the Wild Geese":
"Sorry, I can only hear the fiddle."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Autumn's Farewell - Original Composition:
"BRAVO!  Thank you!  Keep playing and posting!  It’s an inspiration!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @granto: Autumn's Farewell - Original Composition
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Purpose of DAA tuning":
"BRAVO! Between Dusty and Ken you have great answers!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Purpose of DAA tuning":
"Thank you, Ken Longfield. Great answer."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @rond: Purpose of DAA tuning
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Four equidistant strings ":
"How do you tune your dulcimer with four equidistant strings?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "NDD (New Dulcimer Day) Thread - Let's See Them":
"Beautiful! Concert please!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hog-Eyed Man playing Green River":
"Thank you!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hog-Eyed Man playing Green River":
"Does Don Pedi basically play the melody string?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Hog-Eyed Man playing Green River

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Don Grundy

7+ Fret


I took a dulcimer to a luthier used by all of the local music stores....
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 15
Don Grundy

Additional frets playing traditionally?


Do players add 1.5, 6.5, 8.5 or 13.5 frets when playing in traditional...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Anyone else tune GDg?


I have two backpacker dulcimers with 22.5 VSL.  Both are tuned GDG and...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Don Grundy

Frets on noter/drone dulcimer


Are the frets different on a noter/ drone dulcimer than the frets on a...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Don Grundy

I, IV, V chords


Last night we went to a concert.  There were guitars and ukuleles. At...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Playing chords in GDg


if I’m playing DAd tabs with a dulcimer tuned GDg....what key am I...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

DAd


Can any size dulcimer be strong and tuned DAd?
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

DAD to DAA


Do I tighten or loosen the melody string?  Thanks!
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

Drone playing in DAD?


I read an article in Dulcimer Players Magazine and I’m not sure I...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

3 or 4 strings?


When you’re playing melody notes and chords. DAD tuning. Do you play...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

Do you have a way to stand up and play?


Okay, at 70 I don’t exercise much. But the doctor encouraged me to get...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Cedar Creek Dulcimers in Branson


I’m thinking of getting their Walnut Classic Petite Dulcimer. Any thoughts?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 21
Don Grundy

Argh!!! Which fingers to use for chords


I keep moving my dulcimer on my lap and changing fingers on chords....
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Don Grundy

Optimum chair


What is your favorite chair? Why? Tying flies and playing the...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

How often do you play/practice?


Are you organized in your playing? Every day? How long?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

Which frets should I add?


1 1/2;? 6 1/2?; 8 1/2?; 13 1/2?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 13
Don Grundy

Short leather strap on dulcimer


Is this used to hang your dulcimer on the wall?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

KC, Missouri to Denver


Strings okay?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Don Grundy

DAA to DAD to DAA--how often?


How often do you retune your dulcimer from DAA to DAD---back and forth?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 29

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Don Grundy
08/09/18 11:32:23PM @don-grundy:

Thank you!


Strumelia
01/06/18 12:12:43AM @strumelia:

Don, thank you so much for your thoughtful Patron donations to FOTMD!  bighug


Don Grundy
07/14/17 05:55:28PM @don-grundy:

We have sold the house we raised the kids in.  Now we're all on one floor.  So being able to play softly means I can play anytime, anywhere....not something I can do with my diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.  I am anxious to learn as much as possible. Thanks.


Ken Longfield
07/14/17 05:31:41PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Don. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Don Grundy
07/14/17 08:36:45AM @don-grundy:

Thanks, I do appreciate your patience.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/14/17 06:59:07AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Don, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Rob N Lackey
07/12/17 08:21:02PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Don, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Don Grundy
07/12/17 03:33:44PM @don-grundy:

Thanks.  It's lonely out here.  Prairie Dulcimer meets the third Saturday but we ALWAYS have been busy.....Argh!


Jim Fawcett
07/12/17 03:22:21PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Don, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.